Aguero set to join Barcelona


Sergio Aguero is to leave Manchester City to join Barcelona on a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Barcelona say Aguero’s buyout clause is set at €100m (£86m) and have confirmed the striker will formally sign his contract this evening at 6pm local time, (5pm UK time). The club confirmed on Monday afternoon he had passed his medical.

He will also be presented at the Nou Camp and shall attend a press conference from 7pm (6pm UK time) on Monday. The forward will officially become a Barcelona player on July 1 after his City contract expires.

Aguero’s departure from the Etihad was announced at the end of March after Pep Guardiola informed City’s record goalscorer of the club’s decision not to renew his deal.

The 32-year-old, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been restricted in his appearances this season due to injuries and illness.

Aguero, one of the most influential players in the club’s history, leaves City after winning five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and six League Cups.

Despite helping reclaim the league title this season, Aguero bowed out after coming on as a substitute against Chelsea in the Champions League final, which his side lost 1-0 at the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto.